CJ 220 Criminal Justice & the Community
SP 2009 HO
Hamilton, John R.,, Jr.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Administration
Monday 10:00-11:00 and 12:30-1:30; Tuesday 9:00-10:00 and 12:00-2:00; Wednesday; and Thursday 9:00-10:00; and by appointment
January 12, 2009-May 9, 2009
11:00 - 12:15 PM
Clear, Todd R. and Eric Caldora. (2003) Community Justice, Belmont, CA:Thomson/Wadsworth. ISBN 0-13-113268-7
Supplemental readings will be provided or suggested by the instructor
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactive ness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in the process of critical thinking whereby all information is critically examined to allow the learner to conduct a logical analysis in arriving at conclusions about the validity and value of the information
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Assessment of learning will be through tests, quizzes, exercises, papers, and presentations.
Two tests 200 points 29%
Comprehensive final 100 “ 14%
Paper 200 “ 29%
Class participation 150 “ 21%
Presentation 50 7%
Paper: A paper of 6-10 pages is required in this course. The paper should address a topic pertaining to how criminal justice agencies develop a relationship and partner with the community to achieve their objectives. More specific information about the paper will be provided during the second week of class.
In computing grades, the following scale will be used; however, the instructor reserves the right to make adjustments: A=90-100%, B=80-89%, C=70-79%, D=60-69%, F=less than 60%. In determining grades on papers, major factors to be considered include whether or not the assignment was completed correctly and in a timely manner. Five points will be deducted for papers submitted late, and up to five points will be added for papers submitted prior to the due date.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments should be turned in on or before the due on which they are due. Certain work may be made up in cases of legitimate absence. The instructor must be notified (phone, e-mail, or pager) prior to the absence for the absence to be considered excused. Five points will be deducted for papers submitted late and up to five points will be added to papers submitted prior to the due date. Missed examinations must be made up prior to the next scheduled class period, unless arrangements are made with the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
It is expected that members of the class will treat each other with respect and dignity. There will be many different views and opinions and no one should be chastised or ridiculed for their contribution to the class. Students should read the scheduled material and come to class properly prepared to discuss the scheduled lesson.
The instructor may amend this schedule based on the progress of the course and the needs of the students.
January 12 Introduction to the class
January 16 Chapter 1 Criminal Justice and the Community
January 19 Dr. Martin Luther King Day – no class
January 23 Chapter 1
January 26 Chapter 1
January 30 Chapter 1
February 2 Chapter 1
February 6 Chapter 2 Policing and Community Justice
February 9 Chapter 2
February 13 Chapter 2
February 16 President’s Day – no class
February 20 Chapter 2
February 23 Chapter 2
February 27 Test #1
March 2 Chapter 3 The Courts and Community Justice
March 6 Chapter 3
March 9 Spring Break – no class
March 13 Spring Break – no class
March 20 Chapter 3
March 23 Chapter 3
March 27 Chapter 4 Corrections and Community Justice
March 30 Chapter 4
April 3 Chapter 4
April 6 Chapter 4
April 10 Good Friday – no class
April 13 Test #2
April 17 Chapter 5
April 20 Chapter 5 and Essay due
April 24 Chapter 5
April 27 Chapter 5
May 1 Presentations
(Final Examination: 5/4/09 10:15-12:15 )
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